A Journey Through Cultures

A Journey Through Cultures Author Luciana Cardoso de Castro Salgado
ISBN-10 9781447141143
Release 2012-08-14
Pages 130
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A Journey Through Cultures addresses one of the hottest topics in contemporary HCI: cultural diversity amongst users. For a number of years the HCI community has been investigating alternatives to enhance the design of cross-cultural systems. Most contributions to date have followed either a ‘design for each’ or a ‘design for all’ strategy. A Journey Through Cultures takes a very different approach. Proponents of CVM – the Cultural Viewpoint Metaphors perspective – the authors invite HCI practitioners to think of how to expose and communicate the idea of cultural diversity. A detailed case study is included which assesses the metaphors’ potential in cross-cultural design and evaluation. The results show that cultural viewpoint metaphors have strong epistemic power, leveraged by a combination of theoretic foundations coming from Anthropology, Semiotics and the authors’ own work in HCI and Semiotic Engineering. Luciana Salgado, Carla Leitão and Clarisse de Souza are members of SERG, the Semiotic Engineering Research Group at the Departamento de Informática of Rio de Janeiro's Pontifical Catholic University (PUC-Rio).

A Journey Through Cultures

A Journey Through Cultures Author Silvana Gruber
ISBN-10 1875908188
Release 2000
Pages 80
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A Journey Through Cultures has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Journey Through Cultures also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Journey Through Cultures book for free.

Energy Flash

Energy Flash Author Simon Reynolds
ISBN-10 9780571289141
Release 2013-07-04
Pages 816
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Twenty-five years since acid house and Ecstasy revolutionized pop culture, Simon Reynolds's landmark rave history Energy Flash has been expanded and updated to cover twenty-first-century developments like dubstep and EDM's recent takeover of America. Author of the acclaimed postpunk history Rip It Up and Start Again, Reynolds became a rave convert in the early nineties. He experienced first-hand the scene's drug-fuelled rollercoaster of euphoria and darkness. He danced at Castlemorton, the illegal 1992 mega-rave that sent spasms of anxiety through the Establishment and resulted in the Criminal Justice and Public Order Bill. Mixing personal reminiscence with interviews and ultra-vivid description of the underground's ever-changing sounds as they mutated under the influence of MDMA and other drugs, Energy Flash is the definitive chronicle of electronic dance culture. From rave's origins in Chicago house and Detroit techno, through Ibiza, Madchester and the anarchic free-party scene, to the pirate-radio underworld of jungle and UK garage, and then onto 2000s-shaping genres such as grime and electro, Reynolds documents with authority, insight and infectious enthusiasm the tracks, DJs, producers and promoters that soundtracked a generation. A substantial final section, added for this new Faber edition, brings the book right up to date, covering dubstep's explosive rise to mass popularity and America's recent but ardent embrace of rave. Packed with interviews with participants and charismatic innovators like Derrick May, Goldie and Aphex Twin, Energy Flash is an infinitely entertaining and essential history of dance music.

H nh Tr nh Van Ho A Journey Through Vietnamese Culture

H  nh Tr  nh Van Ho    A Journey Through Vietnamese Culture Author Tri C. Tran
ISBN-10 9780761862444
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 222
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This intermediate textbook continues to develop students’ skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Vietnamese at the second-year language learning level. Each chapter is organized into the following sections: dialogue, grammar, reading, practice exercises and a list of vocabulary.

Travels with Barley

Travels with Barley Author Ken Wells
ISBN-10 1416585419
Release 2007-11-01
Pages 320
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Do beer yeast rustlers really exist? Who patented the Beer Goddess? How can you tell a Beer Geek from a Beer Nazi? Where exactly is Beervana? Does Big Beer hate Little Beer? Ken Wells, a novelist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and longtime Wall Street Journal writer, answers these questions and more by bringing a keen eye and prodigious reportage to the people and passions that have propelled beer into America's favorite alcoholic beverage and the beer industry into a $75 billion commercial juggernaut, not to mention a potent force in American culture. Travels with Barley is a lively, literate tour through the precincts of the beer makers, sellers, drinkers, and thinkers who collectively drive the mighty River of Beer onward. The heart of the book is a journey along the Mississippi River, from Minnesota to Louisiana, in a quixotic search for the Perfect Beer Joint -- a journey that turns out to be the perfect pretext for viewing America through the prism of a beer glass. Along the river, you'll visit the beer bar once owned by the brewer Al Capone, glide by The World's Largest Six Pack, and check into Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel to plumb the surprisingly controversial question of whether Elvis actually drank beer. But the trip also includes numerous detours up quirky tributaries, among them: a visit to an Extreme Beer maker in Delaware with ambitions to make 50-proof brew, a look at the murky world of beer yeast rustlers in California, and a journey to the portals of ultimate beer power at the Anheuser-Busch plant in St. Louis, where making the grade as a Clydesdale draft horse is harder than you might imagine. Entertaining, enlightening, and written with Wells's trademark verve, Travels with Barley is a perfect gift -- not just for America's 84 million beer enthusiasts, but for all discerning readers of flavorful nonfiction.

The Modern Jewish Canon

The Modern Jewish Canon Author Ruth R. Wisse
ISBN-10 0226903184
Release 2003-04-15
Pages 395
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What makes a great Jewish book? In fact, what makes a book "Jewish" in the first place? Ruth R. Wisse eloquently fields these questions in The Modern Jewish Canon, her compassionate, insightful guide to the finest Jewish literature of the twentieth century. From Isaac Babel to Isaac Bashevis Singer, Elie Wiesel to Cynthia Ozick, Wisse's The Modern Jewish Canon is a book that every student of Jewish literature, and every reader of great fiction, will enjoy.

Distant Peaks

Distant Peaks Author Peter A. Len
ISBN-10 1589824601
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 313
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"Reading Peter Lens' book, I felt like I was peering into the mind of my clients. Needless to say, the experience was instructive for a guide who has led over 120 expeditions. Peter captured the power of the expedition experience: from a climber's pre-trip anxiety and expectations, to the unique settings he's explored and even the interplay of personalities he's tied in with. Peter's humble approach to climbing and writing results in a book that many new climbers and jaded old-timers will appreciate." —Chris Warner, President, Earth Treks Climbing Centers "Peter Len, through detail-rich prose and a profound love of the mountains, takes us on a journey up the world's landmark peaks. This is not the rarified realm of super-alpinists like Messner, House, Garibotti, and Prezelj, but rather an everyman's voyage up the guided trade routes about which the bulk of all climbers know and dream—the Exum Ridge of the Grand Teton, for example, or the Hörnli Ridge of the Matterhorn. If you're training ... for that next dream climb, Distant Peaks, with its honest, enthusiastic look at guided ascent ... is indispensable." —Matt Samet, Senior Editor, Climbing Magazine "For anyone who has wondered what it is like to climb some of the classic mountains of the world, Distant Peaks tells the entertaining story of one man's experience doing just that. It is one of the few books I have read that captures the unembellished realism of a self-proclaimed amateur climber going through the process of becoming an experienced alpinist. I'm sure Peter Len's stories of travel and adventure in foreign countries will inspire some armchair mountaineers to get out and try it themselves." —Andy Bourne, Climbing Guide and Coordinator of Foreign Programs, American Alpine Institute Distant Peaks is a chronicle of stories that detail the struggles and triumphs of a novice climber. Starting with a failed attempt on the Grand Teton during a climbing trip with his father, Peter Len gained respect for the mountains along with a thirst for summit success.Since then, his quest has taken him back to the Grand Teton and across the oceans to attempt some of the classic mountains of the world, including Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, Mt. Kenya, and the volcanoes of Ecuador.Written through the eyes of an amateur climber, Distant Peaks describes Mr. Len's motivations for attempting these mountains and portrays the challenges of dealing with the physical and mental aspects of climbing, especially at higher altitudes. Not limited to just describing the individual climbs, Mr. Len also relays his thoughts on the unique cultures and spectacular mountain ranges that he encounters along the way. A light-hearted depiction of climbing adventure, Distant Peaks is an enjoyable read for any outdoor enthusiast.

Faces of Goa

Faces of Goa Author Karin Larsen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015043093460
Release 1998-01-01
Pages 507
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A work comprising three sections, rich with exclusive information and facts related to culture and history of Goa, its socio-economic facts, new dynamics of cultural patterns and evolution under the impact of rural urban migration, and dynamics of west coast under the presence of the Portuguese.

Art Beauty and Pornography

Art  Beauty  and Pornography Author Jon Huer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015012266220
Release 1987
Pages 239
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This fascinating book isolates the significant factors underlying the proliferation of pornography in American society. With incommon originality, Jon Huer contends that a culture with an insatiable appetite for the beautiful will demand it with ever-increasing intensity, and inevitably create a "culture of pornography."

American Idle

American Idle Author Mary Collins
ISBN-10 1933102888
Release 2009
Pages 195
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**First Place Grand Prize Winner for Non-Fiction books at the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards!! Congratulations Mary!!**

Feed Me with Words

Feed Me with Words Author Nicholas Sironka
ISBN-10 9781524672287
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 50
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This book is a collection of many of my past artworks and an attempt at bringing Maasai culture to people of all ages, in all parts of the world, in a pleasant and heartwarming way—art.

Culture and Cuisine

Culture and Cuisine Author Jean François Revel
ISBN-10 IND:39000005697920
Release 1982-01-01
Pages 289
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Traces the history of cooking from ancient Greece to the present, provides anecdotes about feasts, drinking lore, and past food preferences, and includes sample recipes


Pilgrimage Author Stephen May
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105040494978
Release 1987
Pages 125
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Pilgrimage has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Pilgrimage also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Pilgrimage book for free.

A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture

A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture Author Yu Qiuyu
ISBN-10 1627741100
Release 2015-10-06
Pages 250
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In A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture Yu Qiuyu travels across the Chinese mainland to visit the country's national heritage sites and unlock the mysteries of China's cultural and historical legacy. As he winds his way through the countryside, cities, and ruins, Yu Qiuyu ruminates on the places, people, and moments that have shaped his and the Chinese way of life. He also reflects on his own personal history, weaving into his tale the histories of his literary heroes and the great works that have shaped him as a writer. First published in 1992, A Bittersweet Journey Through Culture popularized the literary concept of the meditative essay, establishing a new tradition in Chinese prose.

Tripping the World Fantastic

Tripping the World Fantastic Author Glenn Dixon
ISBN-10 9781459706569
Release 2013-03-30
Pages 312
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A fascinating journey through the world’s musical cultures. Every culture on Earth has music. Every culture that’s ever existed has had it, but we don’t exactly know why. Music is not like food, shelter, or having opposable thumbs. We don’t need it to live, and yet we can’t seem to live without it. Glenn Dixon travels the globe exploring how and why people make music. From a tour of Bob Marley’s house to sitar lessons in India, he experiences music around the world and infuses the stories with the latest in brain research, genetics, and evolutionary psychology. Why does music give us chills down the backs of our necks? What exactly are the whales singing about and why does some music stick in our minds like chewing gum? Through his adventures, Dixon uncovers the real reasons why music has such a powerful hold on us – and the answers just might surprise you.

Beer Sommelier

Beer Sommelier Author Pietro Fontana
ISBN-10 8854409014
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 232
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Beer is a drink as old as mankind--and still a favorite today, with more people than ever appreciating craft brews and unique flavors. Beer Sommelier takes readers on a visually stunning world tour of the beer-making process, presenting principal types from ten various traditions. Through detailed profiles and splendid photos, aficionados will be better able to understand and appreciate the subtle differences that distinguish each style.

Noodle Pillows

Noodle Pillows Author Peta Mathias
ISBN-10 0908988486
Release 2015-07-15
Pages 184
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A JOURNEY THROUGH VIETNAMESE FOOD AND CULTURE.Travel with Peta Mathias on a culinary journey through Vietnam, from crowded Hanoi and exquisite Ha Long Bay in the north, through the ancient imperial city of Hue and romantic Hoi An in the centre, to the food capital Saigon and the country's bread basket, Can Tho, in the south. Everywhere she goes she walks the markets, meets the people and samples the local fare – in homes, on the street and in a variety of superb restaurants. She discovers a rich culture and an engaging people who, despite occupation by the Chinese and the French, have retained a unique cuisine that is fresh, healthy and always overwhelmingly tasty.Funny, informative and adventurous, Peta vividly brings to life the secret delights of one of the world's most fascinating corners. With more than 20 mouth-watering recipes, Noodle Pillows is a must-read both for armchair travellers and for anyone who wants to know more about Vietnamese food and culture.